Alerts

Stay Safe and Informed

Get  important information from Voice of Vashon’s Emergency Alert System on this page and in these ways:


1650 AM
When you see the blinking lights on the fire danger signs at four locations around the Island, you’ll know we’ve posted an alert bulletin. Then tune in 1650AM at home, on you car radio or VoV app.
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Emergency Alerts by Email
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VoV App
With our free smart phone app, you can tune into KVSH 101.9FM and 1650 Alerts anywhere there’s cell service or wi-fi. Stay safe, informed and entertained even when the power goes out.

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“I’d like to thank Voice of Vashon for keeping the island informed and up to date with important news and other information. You’ve saved me from waiting on a canceled PO Boat, driving on a closed road and helped me be prepared for inclimate weather more times than I can count!” ~ Grace


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  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT # 22, APRIL 8

    Wednesday April 8, 2020 4:32 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of the report as a PDF here: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps Current Virus Statistics: The state data system is still ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT # 21, APRIL 7

    Tuesday April 7, 2020 4:42 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of the report as a PDF here: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps Current Virus Statistics: The state data system is still ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT # 20, APRIL 6

    Monday April 6, 2020 4:30 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of the report as a PDF here: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps Current Virus Statistics: The state data system is still ...
  • VASHON RESIDENTS HAVE TO ACCESS TO COVID-19 TESTING

    Saturday April 4, 2020 9:59 pm

    Stay Informed-The Testing Project Vashon Island residents will have access to COVID-19 testing. How: If your medical care provider – on or off island – has referred you for a test. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you may call Neighborcare Health at 206-548-5710 or Vashon Natural Medicine at 206-463-4778 to discuss your symptoms. When: Starting ...
  • LOCAL PHYSICIANS RECOMMEND AGAINST ESTABLISHING A COVID CARE CENTER ON VASHON ISLAND

    Saturday April 4, 2020 8:52 pm

    Stay Informed Vashon medical professionals have recommended against establishing an on-island care center for COVID-19 patients. In a care plan issued Friday, April 3, the Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) said the island lacks what is needed for such a center, including available doctors, other health-care workers, and a facility with necessary supplies. * One ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT # 19, APRIL 3

    Friday April 3, 2020 4:33 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing Weekdays the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of the report as a PDF here: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps Current Virus Statistics: The State data system is still ...
  • GOV. JAY INSLEE EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS STAY-HOME ORDER THROUGH MAY 4

    Thursday April 2, 2020 7:33 pm

    Stay Home – Stay Safe Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday announced an extension of his emergency stay-home order through the end of May 4, to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. This announcement extends by nearly a month Gov. Jay Inslee’s order that closed thousands of Washington businesses, public schools, etc. as the state continues ...
  • LIVE-TOWN HALL WITH FIRE CHIEF KRIMMERT-COVID-19

    Thursday April 2, 2020 6:40 pm

    Stay Informed There will be an online COVID-19 briefing for the community on Saturday, April 4, from 10 AM 11:30 AM with Vashon Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert and members of the Vashon Emergency Operations Center, in English and Español. If you would like to submit questions, please email them by 3 PM Friday to: townhallquestions@vashonbeprepared.org View it ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT 15 FOR MONDAY MARCH 30TH

    Monday March 30, 2020 4:50 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing Each day the Vashon Emergency Operations Center produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. You can read the full text of the report as a PDF here: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps
  • KING CO. COVID-19 DATA DASHBOARD

    Monday March 30, 2020 2:55 pm

    Stay Informed King County has created a COVID-19 database summary webpage that can keep you abreast on King County statistics. Click here Since January 21, 2020, Public Health – Seattle & King Country has been responding to the outbreak of COVID-19 in coordination with their partners at the Washington State Department of Health ...
  • STATE FERRIES TO REDUCE SERVICE BEGINNING SUNDAY, MARCH 29

    Saturday March 28, 2020 9:42 am

    State ferries to reduce service in central Puget Sound beginning Sunday, March 29 Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Washington State Ferries’ central Puget Sound routes will temporarily move to a reduced service plan as part of the state’s response to COVID-19. These reductions will start at the beginning of the service day Sunday, ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT 14 FOR FRIDAY MARCH 27TH

    Friday March 27, 2020 4:57 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. The Vashon Emergency Operations Center was activated by Fire Chief Krimmert on Thursday, 12 March. Each day the EOC produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. The current report can be found at the link ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT 13 FOR THURSDAY MARCH 26TH

    Thursday March 26, 2020 4:39 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. The Vashon Emergency Operations Center was activated by Fire Chief Krimmert on Thursday, 12 March. Each day the EOC produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. To read today’s briefing, please click here.   Notice: We have expanded ...
  • ONE CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE ON VASHON

    Thursday March 26, 2020 9:22 am

    One Confirmed COVID-19 Case on Vashon This is a message from the Voice of Vashon Emergency Alert System, WQHK, 904 As of March 25th, Public Health – Seattle and King County report one Vashon resident tested positive out of 31 total tested. Updates on this information can be found daily at: www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health Federal law prohibits releasing the ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT 12 FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 25TH

    Wednesday March 25, 2020 4:48 pm

    COVID-19 Vashon Daily Briefing The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. The Vashon Emergency Operations Center was activated by Fire Chief Krimmert on Thursday, 12 March. Each day the EOC produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. To read today’s briefing, please click here.   Notice: We have expanded ...
  • VASHON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COVID-19 BUSINESS SURVEY

    Wednesday March 25, 2020 11:15 am

    Vashon Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Survey Do you own a business? Working from a store front, home, farm or nonprofit? Vashon Chamber of Commerce is checking on all island businesses: how is COVID-19 disrupting your business? Help us identify what our businesses need. Please take the Business Impact Survey: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egzf3vdyk80gnodo/a00tk86bc3z7/questions We will report back on what we ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT 11 FOR TUESDAY MARCH 24TH

    Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:03 pm

    The daily situation report includes information on Vashon community response actions and support. The Vashon Emergency Operations Center was activated by Fire Chief Krimmert on Thursday, 12 March. Each day the EOC produces a briefing for our emergency workers and for the community. To read today’s briefing, please click here.   Notice: We have expanded distribution of this ...
  • CLARIFICATION – GROCERY STORES THAT ARE OPEN ON VASHON

    Tuesday March 24, 2020 3:52 pm

    Clarification of Grocery Stores Open Grocery stores that are open: * Thriftway * IGA * Minglement * Burton Mercantile If you need special arrangements call first prior to going to the store This message was posted at 15:50 and will be updated as necessary. en español Aclarando que tiendas están abiertas: Las tiendas que esán abiertas son: * Thriftway ...
  • GOV. INSLEE ORDERS SHELTER IN PLACE

    Tuesday March 24, 2020 1:47 pm

    News Affecting Vashon On Sunday, Governor Inslee ordered everyone but workers considered ‘essential workers” to stay at home for the next two weeks. This order will: * Require every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity * Ban all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreation purposes * Close all non-essential business What ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT 10 FOR MONDAY MARCH 23RD

    Monday March 23, 2020 4:40 pm

    Vashon-Maury Island Emergency Alerts Alerts are broadcast on 1650AM, KVSH 101.9FM and the VoV free streaming app. They are published in text here, https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps  as well as VashonBePrepared.org and VoiceOfVashon.org, and the VoV Facebook page. We encourage you to develop your 1650AM listening habit because an AM radio signal may be your only source of information ...
  • WSF EXTENDS WINTER SAILING SCHEDULE

    Monday March 23, 2020 2:04 pm

    WSF Extends Winter Sailing Schedule Through April 25 Here’s a message from Washington State Ferries: Washington State Ferries will extend its current winter sailing schedule through the end of next month due to declines in ridership from COVID-19. The spring sailing schedule will now tentatively begin on April 26 rather than March 29. Customers should continue following ...
  • LOS DOCTORES LOCALES ESTÁN VIENDO LA POSIBILIDAD DE TESTEAR PARA COVID-19.

    Sunday March 22, 2020 4:03 pm

    MRC Established Steering Committee RESÚMEN El cuerpo de voluntarios del MRC o cuerpo reserva médica, ha establecido un comité para explorar las diferentes opciones que hay para poder hacer la prueba del COVID-19 en la isla. Los humanos no tienen en este momento inmunidad a la infeccion para la que no hay tratamientos disponibles. ...
  • LOCAL DRS. EXPLORING COVID-19 TESTING

    Sunday March 22, 2020 1:16 pm

    MRC Established Steering Committee SUMMARY Vashon Island’s volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has established the COVID Testing Steering Committee exploring options for testing island residents for COVID-19. Humans have no immunity and currently no medications are available. Vashon Island has no cases confirmed by Public Health – Seattle and King County (PHSKC). BACKGROUND The Vashon Island’s ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT 9 FOR FRIDAY MARCH 20TH

    Friday March 20, 2020 4:51 pm

    The Situational Awareness team of the Vashon Emergency Operations Center is tasked with monitoring the COVID-19 event and reporting relevant information and updates to the Vashon Be Prepared teams and public. Situation Reports Available Here: https://vashonbeprepared.org/News/SitReps We concurrently update the Voice of Vashon Alert System to which you can subscribe for email updates.  Also check our Vashon Emergency ...
  • METRO REDUCES BUS SERVICE – 118 & 119 STILL OPERATING. METRO REDUCE EL SERVICIO DE AUTOBUSES, PERO EL 118 Y 119, ESTAN OPERANDO.

    Friday March 20, 2020 1:39 pm

    Reduced Bus Route Schedule to Begin King County Executive Dow Constantine has signed an order for Metro to start implementing reduced services on March 23. Today Metro has provided a Reduced Schedule that they will follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, Vashon’s routes 118 & 119 will not be affected while route ...
  • VASHON EOC SITUATION REPORT FOR THURSDAY MARCH 19TH

    Thursday March 19, 2020 4:44 pm

    Vashon-Maury Island Emergency Alerts Alerts are broadcast on 1650AM, KVSH 101.9FM and the VoV free streaming app. They are published in text here, as well as VashonBePrepared.org and VoiceOfVashon.org, and the VoV Facebook page. We encourage you to develop your 1650AM listening habit because an AM radio signal may be your only source of information in ...
  • RESTAURANTS PROVIDING OPTIONS LOS RESTAURANTS ESTÁN PROPORCIONANDO OPCIONES

    Thursday March 19, 2020 10:37 am

    Restaurants offering options Many Island restaurants are responding to the COVID 19 shutdown with online ordering, take-out and some with delivery options. Patronizing these businesses will help to assure they’re still there when we can eat-in again. Most require advance orders for pickup. Call to find out if you can drop in ...
  • CORRECTION: VASHON NATURAL MEDICINE DOES NOT HAVE TESTING FOR COVID-19

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:46 pm

    CORRECTION!! At this time Vashon Natural Medicine IS NOT performing COVID-19 testing. They are referring to Multicare, CHI Franciscan and Kaiser. The Emergency Alert Service apologizes for any confusion this may have caused. This message was posted at 14:45 on Tuesday and will be updated as needed.
  • COVID 19 TIP NO. 14 ISLAND GROCERS OFFER OPTIONS / LAS TIENDAS DE ALIMENTOS EN LA ISLA, OFRECEN VARIAS OPCIONES

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 1:58 pm

    Call or Go Online / Llame o visite en línea Island Grocers Offer Options With the State’s closure of bars and restaurants, as well as the need to avoid contact with others, some Island grocers will provide remote ordering with pickup and/or delivery. Here’s what we know about Island grocers: Vashon Thriftway will offer curbside pickup ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #8 DO YOU HAVE IT?

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 12:22 pm

    What to Do if You Have Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 If you are sick and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are suspected to have the illness, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home and community. * Stay home except to get medical care. * Separate yourself from ...
  • WHAT TO DO WITH THE KIDS DURING THE SHUTDOWN — ¿Qué hacer con los chicos mientras las ecuelas están cerradas?

    Tuesday March 17, 2020 10:03 am

    What to do with Kids at home With schools closed and parents working from home, keeping kids occupied and abreast of their education is critical. Here are some tips for Vashon families: * Vashon parks and trails are open. Pick a number of them (10, 25, 50) and record walking them all. Take photos or draw ...
  • CIERRES QUE SE HARAN EFECTIVOS EL LUNES

    Monday March 16, 2020 1:08 pm

    El Gobernador Jay Inslee anuncio que temporalmente cerrará restaurants, bares y sitios de entretenimiento y recreacionales en todo el estado – como gimnasios, teatros, cines – debido a la infección por coronavirus. Los restaurantes servirán nada mas comida para llevar. Esta orden estará activa hasta el 31 de marzo. También se extenderá la protección en la ...
  • PRECAUCIONES AL TOMAR TRANSPORTE DEL KING COUNTY METRO TRANSIT

    Monday March 16, 2020 12:56 pm

    Que está haciendo Metro como precaución contra el COVID-19: * Ráápidamente se han movilizado para asegurarse que cada camión, tranvía y water taxi se les desinfecte una vez al día, por el equipo de limpieza de Metro. * Los miembros del equipo, quienes están muy bien entrenados, se concentran especialmente en áreas que se tocan mucho y ...
  • METRO PRECAUTIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Monday March 16, 2020 12:28 pm

    King County Metro Transit Precautions What Metro is doing as precautions against COVID-19: * They have quickly transitioned to ensure that every bus, streetcar, and water taxi is disinfected by Metro’s crews every single day. * Their trained team members focus especially on high-touch areas, including buttons, handholds, pull cords, rails, and stanchions. * Crews will be ...
  • GOV. INSLEE ORDERS STATEWIDE SHUTDOWN OF RESTAURANTS, BARS; FURTHER LIMITS GATHERINGS

    Monday March 16, 2020 9:15 am

    Closings Effective Monday Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities statewide — such as gyms and movie theaters — due to the coronavirus. Restaurants will be take-out and delivery only. The order will last until March 31. He will also expand the protection to limit the size ...
  • VISD EMERGENCY FOOD FOR CHILDREN

    Sunday March 15, 2020 8:24 pm

    Free Breakfast and lunches from VISD Vashon Island School District will offer meals starting Monday March 16, 2020 for ANY VISD students that need them. They encourage families to complete the community survey at this web address so the district can plan for quantities: click here Starting Monday Morning, March 16th Vashon Island ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #7

    Sunday March 15, 2020 8:03 am

    What to Do if You Have Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 If you are sick and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are suspected to have the illness, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to others in your home and community. * Stay home except to get medical care. * Separate yourself from ...
  • OFICINAS DE GOBIERNO QUE CERRARAN DEL 16 AL 27 DE MARZO

    Saturday March 14, 2020 1:23 pm

    Muchos de los servicios en persona que el King County ofrece, estarán cerrados en respuesta al brote de COVID-19 Para ayudar a disminuir la diseminación del COVID-19 (nuevo coronavirus), el King County cerrará los servicios que da en persona a partir del 16 de marzo hasta el viernes 27 de marzo. Los servicios afectados son los ...
  • GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSING MARCH 16-27

    Saturday March 14, 2020 10:49 am

    Many King County in-person services closing in response to COVID-19 outbreak To help slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), King County will close many in-person customer services from Monday, March 16 through at least Friday, March 27. The county services affected are: * Treasury operations (including property tax payments) at the King County Administration ...
  • COVID-19 TIP #6

    Saturday March 14, 2020 8:01 am

    What to Expect in Coming Weeks Here’s a tip from the experts to help you and your household stay safe from coronavirus COVID-19 Public health agencies say we should expect to see more cases of COVID-19 as testing increases, both locally and around the United States. We should not panic, but keep doing what we’ve ...